The pilot will launch in late 2019 with recruitment focussed on young people from all backgrounds and without previous relevant qualifications.
The pilot is a response to the current difficulties experienced by the Creative Industries to fully take advantage of apprenticeships due to their legal 12 month minimum contract requirements. In film and TV especially, many roles typically last for far shorter periods, often 2-4 months.
Building on calls by the Creative Industries Council and ScreenSkills, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has committed £100,000 to help deliver the innovative Film and TV Apprenticeships pilot which will enable around 25 apprentices to benefit from hands-on experience on the sets of major films and TV shows.
It will explore a new model for how high-quality apprenticeships can be used to deliver multiple placements on film and TV productions, as well as addressing skills shortages.
More information can be found here